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Iceland Genome Lab

PAINTING A PORTRAIT  Scientists are sequencing the genomes of a large swath of Icelanders to better understand the genetic underpinnings of disease.

car traffic

BAD AIR  Reactive molecules in air pollution, including from car exhaust, may thwart immune responses in babies’ lungs. The immune response possibly explains how bad air spurs severe infections and chronic asthma.

Honeybee

FIT TO FORAGE?  Small amounts of manganese can interfere with honeybee foraging, a new study finds, making them take longer food-gathering journeys and finish fewer trips than healthy insects.

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